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520  Summary, Etc. (R)

       

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Display constant controller
blank character Summary
Subject
1 Review
2 Scope and content
3 Abstract
4 Content advice
8 No display constant generated
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Summary, etc. (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡b Expansion of summary note (NR) Optional/Optional
‡c Assigning source (NR) Optional/Optional
‡u Uniform Resource Identifier (R) Optional/Optional
‡2 Source (NR) Optional/Optional
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional




Definition

An unformatted note that describes the scope and general contents of the described materials. Use for an abstract, annotation, review, summary, or a phrase describing the material.

The level of detail in a summary may vary depending on the audience for a particular item. When no distinction between levels of detail in a summary note is required, subfield ‡a contains all the text. When a distinction is appropriate, subfield ‡a contains a brief statement and subfield ‡b contains additional information.

1st Indicator

Display constant controller. A value that controls the generation of the display constant preceding the note.
 
blank character Summary. The value that generates the display constant Summary:.
520     An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes set to music.
 
Subject. The value that generates the display constant Subject:.
520   Two head-and-shoulder portraits in separate ornamental oval frames, one frame held by an eagle.
 
1 Review. The value that generates the display constant Review:.
520 1   "Combines the most frequently asked questions regarding AIDS with the most prominent US physician, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, resulting in an informative 38-minute production"--Video rating guide for libraries, winter 1990.
 
2 Scope and content. The value that generates the display constant Scope and content:.
520 2   Series consists of minutes of meetings of the Board together with correspondence and other documents referred to in the minutes. The records reflect ...
 
3 Abstract. The value that generates the display constant Abstract:.
520   3 The study examines the fertility history of American couples in metropolitan America and the motivational connections between the environment and fertility decisions and behavior. ‡b Phase I looks at the social and psychological factors thought to relate to differences in fertility. Phase II focuses on why some couples stopped at two children while others had a third or fourth during the first and second phase. Phase III examines how well attitudes and events of the early marriage determined the record of the later years of child bearing.
 
4 Content advice. Used to generate display constant Content advice:.
520 4   Contains violence. ‡c UnityUK
 
8 No display constant generated. The value that specifies that a display constant is not generated.

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).
 
blank character Undefined

Subfields

 
‡a Summary, etc.   The text of the abstract, review, summary, etc. When no distinction between levels of detail in a summary note is required, subfield ‡a contains all the text. When a distinction is appropriate, subfield ‡a contains a brief statement and subfield ‡b contains additional information.
520     Kate and Ben follow their rabbit into a haunted house and discover the source of the house's ghostly sound.
520     Books, ledgers, and letters of Alexander Gusdorf and his brother, Gerson Gusdorf, who ran a general store in Taos, N.M.
520     Records the events, people, and places that made news in 2000 and updates the information from the encyclopedia's first year.
520 2   Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, research files relating to the delivery of health case services in Nova Scotia, recorded ...
‡b Expansion of summary note   An expansion of the brief summary recorded in subfield ‡a.
520     Public release motion pictures, 1915-1937. ‡b Includes films on control of rats, prairie dogs and porcupines; fish culture in the United States and pearl culture in Japan; inspection trip to Alaska by Service officials; life in a Boy Scout camp and Air Service bombing techniques in 1921.
520     Miscellaneous cartographic records with an emphasis on biogeography of the United States and Alaska, 1872-1941. ‡b Includes published and photoprocessed maps of Alaska and coastal waters, 1888-1890, many of which were compiled from surveys made on the "Albatross"; maps, 1908-1919, annotated by the Alaskan Fisheries Division ...
520     Letters, primarily to Angelica Schuyler Church (1756-1815), wife of John Barker Church and daughter of Philip John Schuyler, or to members of her family. ‡b Correspondents include Alexander Hamilton (her brother-in-law), Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, Philip John Schuyler and George Washington. Also included are one order, one deed, and two cut autographs.
‡c Assigning source   Organization code or name of the agency or other source (e.g., journal or newspaper) that supplied the data (summary, review, abstract, content advice statement, etc.) recorded in subfield ‡a. See MARC Code List for Organizations (http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/).
520 4   Contains swear words, sex scenes and violence. ‡c UnityUK
520 4   "Happy Feet" may be too much for many kids younger than 7 and some younger than 8. (Know how well your child separates animated fantasy from reality.) ‡c Family Filmgoer. ‡u http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/16/AR2006111600269.html
‡u Uniform Resource Identifier   The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), for example a URL or URN, provides electronic access data in a standard syntax. Use for automated access to an electronic item using one of the Internet protocols or by resolution of a URN. Repeat subfield if digital object has multiple identifiers (URIs).
520 3   ‡u http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract_cchrie98.htm
 

Substituting hexadecimal notation for diacritics and special characters in Uniform Resource Identifiers. When recording a URI in subfield ‡u, you may enter most of the spacing characters listed below as either characters or their hexidecimal equivalents. Consult the table below.

Note: Do not confuse the spacing characters listed below with their long-valid non-spacing counterparts. Use of the spacing characters will be limited almost exclusively to URLs.

Entry method Name Character Alternative entry (hex value)






Enter as character or hex value
Spacing circumflex/circumflex accent ^ %5E
Spacing underscore/low line 1   _ %5F
Spacing grave/grave accent ` %60
Spacing tilde/tilde ~ %7E
Enter as hex value only vertical bar n/a %7C

1   Because the Spacing Underscore may cause problems with MARC output, users may prefer to continue entering it with the hexidecimal value %5F.

‡2 Source   Source code for the particular classification system used (for example, the MPAA (USA) and BBFC (UK) film classification systems) to construct the content advice statement recorded in subfield ‡a. See MARC Code List for Content Advice Classification Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/content-advice.html).
520 4   Strong portrayals of sexual activity. ‡2 bbfc
520 4   Intense sequences of adventure, violence, including frightening images. ‡2 mpaa
‡3 Materials specified   The part of the described materials to which the field applies.

Printing

Field 520 prints as a note. The 1st indicator controls display constants. Subfield ‡u does not print. See "5xx Introduction" for more information.

Last revised: February 10, 2014